Top markets for affordable renovated housing inventory

Despite the rapidly deteriorating affordability, there is some hope for homebuyers in the form of renovated homes: properties that have been rehabbed into move-in ready condition after being purchased at auction.

HousingWire Magazine: December 2021/ January 2022

AS WE ENTER A NEW YEAR, let’s look at some of the events that we can look forward to in 2022. But what about what’s next for the housing industry?

Back to the Future of Mortgage Lending

This webinar will be a discussion on understanding what’s to come in the future of mortgage lending by analyzing past trends in the industry, evolving consumer behaviors and demographics of the industry’s production capacity.

Logan Mohtashami on Omicron and pending home sales

In this episode of HousingWire Daily, Logan Mohtashami discusses how the new COVID variant, Omicron, will impact inflation and whether or not it will send mortgage rates lower.

Awards

2020 HW Insider: William Staples

First Guaranty Mortgage Corp. Vice President of Retail Channel Operations

William Staples

William Staples has led the evolution of First Guaranty Mortgage Corp.’s retail operations since he joined the company two years ago.

With his investment in his team, established work ethic and drive for success, Staples has elevated retail operations to new heights. As the vice president of retail channel operations, Staples recently grew his team by nearly 300% in size and has scaled cost-effectively to meet bigger production goals month-over-month. Since starting at FGMC, Staples has been able to help the firm succeed in increasing its mortgage origination volume tenfold. This exceptional growth couldn’t have been achieved without the guidance and coaching Staples provided to the retail operations team. And when the company switched to a remote workforce as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Staples’ team was on the cutting edge and well-prepared and proved to be even more productive working from home. Staples’ ability to continue to connect and motivate his remote team is a testament to his authentic leadership.

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